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Balboa Park December Nights Unwraps 40th Year Of Holiday Cheer

December 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The treasured holiday event returns more festive than ever and is set to make history Dec. 1 & 2.

The heart of the holidays in San Diego, Balboa Park December Nights will celebrate its 40th year in grand fashion on Friday, Dec. 1, from 3 – 11 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, from noon-11 p.m. The nation’s premier holiday extravaganza promises to sparkle with even more food, fun, and festivities in its milestone year.

It’s just not the holidays without it!

This great gathering is not only the largest free community event in San Diego — it’s also the start of the holiday season for over 350,000 people. A real gift to the community, December Nights brings friends, families, and neighbors together for a celebration of the season with arts and culture; dazzling lights; delicious delights; original gifts; and amazing attractions throughout Balboa Park.

Wander the wonders of the Balboa Park museums with complimentary admission from 5 – 9 p.m. each night. Give your taste buds something to talk about with foods from around the globe, and put smiles on overdrive with a tour of the spectacular lights, sights, and sounds throughout the park. Visitors will leave in the holiday spirit, ready to return next year.


December 2, 2017
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Balboa Park, (Visitors Center)
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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